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Notice given 17 October 2006

2561  Senator McLucas: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services—With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 2325 (Senate Hansard, 10 October 2006, p. 126), which in part concerned the requirement under the Prime Minister’s A Guide on Key Elements of Ministerial Responsibility, dated December 1998, that ministerial staff should not accept gifts, sponsored travel or hospitality if acceptance could give rise to a conflict of interest or the appearance of such a conflict: Has any member of the former and/or current Minister’s staff accepted complimentary airline lounge memberships, complimentary upgrades, sponsored travel and/or other gifts from Qantas, Virgin Blue and/or Singapore Airlines since the commencement of the Government’s consideration of Singapore Airlines’ request to access the Pacific route; if so:

(a) can details of those benefits be provided; and

(b) were those benefits immediately declared and recorded in a written register; if not, why not.

2563  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to New Zealand from 3 November to 5 November 2004:

 

 (1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2564  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to Argentina from 10 December to 19 December 2004:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2565  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to the United Kingdom from 13 March to 18 March 2005:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2566  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to the United States of America from 17 April to 24 April 2005:

 

 (1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2567  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to Switzerland, France, Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom and Sweden from 29 May to 3 June 2005:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2568  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tonga from 7 June to 8 June 2005:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2569  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to the Republic of Korea from 18 June to 24 June 2005:

 

 (1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2570  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to Indonesia from 15 September to 18 September 2005:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2571  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to Canada from 21 September to 25 September 2005:

 (1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2572  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to the United Kingdom from 31 October to November 2005:

 

 (1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2573  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to overseas travel made by the Minister to Canada from 6 December to 12 December 2005:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

2574  Senator Ray: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Heritage—With reference to each overseas visit made by the Minister between 12 December 2005 to 30 June 2006:

(1) What were the costs accrued by the department for: (a) accommodation and services related to accommodation, including any additional hotel rooms or facilities being used as an office and/or for hospitality, which where not paid for by the Department of Finance and Administration; (b) hospitality provided; (c) any security arrangements, other than those provided by the Protective Security Coordination Centre; (d) business centre services; (e) installation of telephone lines; (f) official telephone calls and remote dial-in charges made by the Minister; (g) SIM cards for mobile phones; (h) in-flight communication use; (i) non-official spouse program activities; (j) interpreter services, including fares, accommodation and transport; (k) maps and travel guides; and (l) any airport or VIP lounge hire.

(2) Were there any other costs paid for by the department; if so, can an itemised list be provided, including any accrued costs.

 

 2575  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads—

(1) With reference to Australian Design Rule (ADR) 18/03-Speedometers, can the names and addresses be provided, of: (a) technical services responsible for conducting approval tests; and (b) administrative departments as required under section 9 of this rule.

(2) Do these services hold the certification from the Metrologist as required under section 10 of the National Measurement Act 1960.